In October 2002, the Society of Construction Law published its ‘Delay & Disruption Protocol’. This Protocol provides guidance to people dealing with submissions for extension of time and delay claims, both during a contract and after completion of the works. The Protocol runs to some 82 pages and was drafted by a group of experts from all sections of the construction industry.
The Protocol envisages that decision-takers, e.g. contract administrators, adjudicators, dispute review boards, arbitrators, judges, may find it helpful in dealing with time-related issues.
In this section I highlight and expand upon what I consider are four broad groups of delays, including how they operate contractually. The four groups are:
In this section, I cover the more specific aspects of: